(April 29, 2017)-  A driver in a February 4th crash on Pine Island Road near Hibiscus Drive has died.

Yesterday, the Major Crash Investigator was notified by the Lee County Medical Examiner that Thomas Hierspiel, 81, of Cape Coral,  passed away in the hospital on April 20, 2017, due to complications resulting from the injuries he suffered in the crash.

Link to original news release: Cape Coral Police Investigating Serious Injury Crash

***There  are 2 traffic fatalities and 11 MCI usages in our city in 2017. (There are 0 fatalities that are ruled "medical" and the cause of death is not related to injuries in the traffic crash. These 0 "medical" fatalities are not included in the number of traffic fatalities).***                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

Breakdown of the past several years, FYI:

  • 2017: 2 Traffic fatalities, 0 DUI related (11 MCI usages) (this number DOES NOT INCLUDE 0 medical ruled death)
  • 2016: 11 Traffic fatalities, 4 DUI related (35 MCI usages) (this number DOES NOT INCLUDE 0 medical ruled death)
  • 2015: 13 Traffic fatalities, 9 DUI related (43 MCI usages) (this number DOES NOT INCLUDE 1 medical ruled death)
  • 2014: 10 Traffic fatalities, 5 DUI related (40 MCI usages) (this number DOES NOT INCLUDE 2 medical ruled death)
  • 2013: 19 Traffic fatalities, 6 DUI related (43 MCI usages) (this number DOES NOT INCLUDE 3 medical ruled deaths)
  • 2012: 10 Traffic fatalities, 6 DUI related (21 MCI usages)
  • 2011: 11 Traffic fatalities, 4 DUI related (24 MCI usages) (this number DOES NOT INCLUDE 2 medical and 1 suicide ruled deaths)

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